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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:57 PM

It’s for a good cause!  Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:51 PM

Mopar Madness

Steve, I have plenty of 1/72 swastikas and balkenkreuz.  If you don’t find any back home just let me know what you need. 

 

I took a look at my decal stash but alas not German markings Huh? I asked the three kits I had, one was a 1/48 FW 190, one was a 1/48 HS-129 and the thire was a 1/72 HE-111. The 111 volunteered.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:25 PM

Andy... Yes sir, free hand, airbrushed, 3 colors, red brown, drk brown and smoke, allthinned about 75% thinner to 25 % paint. 

D man... Thanks for the kind words!

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:34 AM

Doug, the painting and weathering on that 190 are top notch!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:47 AM

Looks really nice Doug! I love those exhaust stains. Did you do them with an airbrush?

-Andy

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, July 16, 2018 7:40 PM

Man...Thank you one and all! OK, so, we're at my favorite time of the build. Tha weathering and such...

Start with a little exhaust staining...

Some light oil streaking... and what I've been trying lately is to mix up some Tamiya "Smoke" paint and going over each rivit line with the air brush, instead of panel line washing. With me, it depends on the look I want.

I'm also going (lightly) over the white on the markings to age them and tone down the white a bit.

And thats about it for now... Fiddly parts and touch up next. Back in a bit! Take care all!

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:51 AM

Nice mottling Doug!

Glad you saved her Steve!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, July 13, 2018 11:26 AM

That's looking really nice Doug! Love that camo pattern!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 13, 2018 10:04 AM

Doug, that is one sexy looking 190. NICE!

Steve, nice save, I can't tell that you made any booboo's. It looks great.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:27 PM

Thanks Doug, Bob and D. I stole some balkenkreuzs from another kit for the fuse and will still look for the Gruppe marking and swastikas when I get home, but this is where I'm at for now. When I get these last few decals on I'll start some weathering.

Doug, man I can't imagine what I'd do LOL. Destroying a canopy would be a deal breaker if I couldn't find an AM one.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:03 PM

Steve, glad you caught the problem before it ruined the whole kit.  Looks really good, so I hope you get the decals figured out.

Doug, your 190 looks freakin fantastic.  Looking forward to the weathering.

Bob, your pit looks really good.  Looking forward to the pics.

I got no progress to report.  I did open the box, look at the directions, and cut a couple of pieces off the sprue. LOL

This past week actually has been taking advantage of decent weather to paint a set of unfinished bookshelves we bought.  9 feet wide X 6 feet tall.  Plan is to move the shelves that were in that room to the basement for display cases.  Then my finished kits can come out of the plastic bin they are in and onto actual shelves!  Woo hoo!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:58 PM

Glad you caught that mistake before you got too far Steve, hopefully you can find some spares.

Thanks Doug! I really like the look of your 190 and can't wait to see the weathering stage.

I've managed to get the main parts together and primed.  Hopefully I can remember to take some pictures when my phone recharges.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:32 PM

Evening all! Steve, I'm sorry to hgave laughed, but it reminded me of something I did a while ago... (I think I got you beat) Depending on the size of a canopy at times on the larger ones I brush the or air brush the clear on. Can you guess where Im going with this? I poured Tenex liquid glue in my air brush and let it rip! lololol... Not only did I ruin a canopy I had to completely re build the air brush. That is after I cooled down a couple days later! lolol...Almost made me swear off building. Any way, you made a good recovery and its turning out well! Silent Bob... Outstanding IP! Brandon, Andy... Yes I'm looking into some different paints too, I like to have a few oprtion. Thank you Tony and D-man! OK, a bit more from me...

I'll have to look up the picture I was using to build this one by, But this will have the staffel markings of ((I think it was ) 4Kg26 and I wont even try to pronounce the airfield in Russia where it was.

Wait a minute... The F turned into a B... Yeah... I forgot to treat the decal with the preservative and it cracked all to pieces. No biggy, just dug through stash and found something I could use for now.

And the Triangle to ID it as a fighter bomber.

OK, Nows where the mottle and splinter will begin to soften and blend a bit. During the aging and weathering I use isopropyl alcahol and such to shade and blend with. That starts tomorrow I hope! Take care all!

Doug

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:10 PM

Thanks Chad, I believe I have some but.....

I may have to take you up on it.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:20 AM

Steve, I have plenty of 1/72 swastikas and balkenkreuz.  If you don’t find any back home just let me know what you need. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:08 AM

Wow Steve, close call and nice save. I wish I had those decals, but I don't. Hopefully, some with turn up for you.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your troubles Steve. Hope you are able to find some replacements.

-Andy

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:52 PM

I would have had this done now but I screwed up. Instead of applying decal setting solution to the fusalage and right wing cross I applied Testers thin cement Bang Head. Yeah....I was a little miffed. Luckly I caught the mistake quickly. It took me a second to figure out why the solution was melting the decal and paint. Anyway, fighting the urge to just toss the thing into the trash I set it aside, thought about it, scrapped off the fues cross and reapplied the paint. I masked the red stripe with a post-it note and peeled off the black Gruppe mark!
I'm going to Boise this weekend for 2 weeks and I'll see if I Have some extra 1/72 German decals in my decal box when I get there. The kit does'nt come with swastikas so maybe I can also find some of those as well. I really don't want to buy a whole new set.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, July 07, 2018 7:26 PM

silentbob33

Thanks Andy!

Dwayne it's good to see you here, can't wait to see how your 109 turns out

 

Good to see you too!  Pleased to see you are getting bench time! 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:35 PM

Thanks Andy!

Dwayne it's good to see you here, can't wait to see how your 109 turns out

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, July 06, 2018 6:47 AM

Looking forward to seeing you get started Dwayne! I'll get you added to the front page.

-Andy

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:53 PM

Been lurking in the GB, and have seen some really good stuff.

Since I didn't have a 109 in the stash, and have been really wanting to try a 1/72 single prop, I ordered this and got it in the mail today:

 IMG_0838 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

So with your kind permission, rooster, I would like to take a crack at this kit for the GB.  Going to try to do the plane on the box cover.  Going to do this OOB, as I still have basic skills I need to work on.  Looking forward to starting this!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:19 PM

Nice start Silentbob, the cockpit looks really good! 

-Andy

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:54 PM

Paint is looking good guys!  I finally have enough progress to post.  And it looks like we need another 109 in here too.

Despite having many 109s in my stash, this is the first one I've built since I came back to the hobby.  I built one of them many years ago and it has since been destroyed.  I held off on building one because I didn't feel comfortable painting the mottling, but I think I'm ready to tackle it. I'll be using aftermarket decals since there weren't any decals in the box when I bought it at a show (well, there were decals in the box, but there were for a Hs 129).  I'll be building White 7 of 1./JG51.  In doing some research, the plain had a forced landing on the French coast after combat over England during the Battle of Britain.

Here's the office.  It's mostly OOB with the exception of some PE seatbelts, and some added wiring.  Any comments/critiques are welcome.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:29 AM

Steve, the camo looks great. Another fine build coming together.

Doug, I agree with you on the MM paints. I find that half the time they work fine and the other half I'm fighting them to spray right. I like Tamiya too as they never give you any hassels. My fave paint is Mr Color. They spray great and always lay down right and are super tough.

That splinter camo is unique. I can't say that I've seen that pattern berfore. Very cool.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 6:53 AM

That camo looks really nice Steve!

-Andy

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:25 PM

Thanks Doug,

I have several other GB's to finish up or start like Bish's and soon my own, so I promised 3 and that's all I can do. Besides my 109 and other 190 is in Boise.

I applied the other camo colors and here is where it sits. Now to get the decals on, finish the prop/spinner, get it on it's feet and do a little weathering.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:44 PM

Good work on that 190 camo Doug. It's really good to see it come together bit by bit.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:45 PM

Doug that's a very interesting splinter pattern. Nick work! I hear ya,  Tamiya acrylics are really nice. I just don't aleays want to have to mix colors. So far I'm happy with the MRP paints. They spray great and I like the way the colors come out.

-Andy

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